Rochdale quartet set to miss Cobblers trip after testing positive for COVID

All four were absent for midweek loss to Forest Green

Rochdale quartet George Broadbent, Conor Grant, Jimmy McNulty and Aidy White all look set to miss this weekend's trip to Sixfields after testing positive for coronavirus.

Grant, McNulty and White were absent when Dale drew 0-0 at home to Scunthorpe on Saturday before they were joined in self-isolation by Broadbent later in the week.

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Manager Robbie Stockdale said: “Unfortunately, earlier in the week, in isolated circumstances, they all came back with positive tests at home.

“The medical department has been fantastic with our protocols and we’ve been getting tested daily, so we’ve been ticking every box possible.

“In terms of those three players, they’re going to be missing for another couple games each.

“I hate to say that it’s one of those things, but it seems to be cropping up a lot. We do everything properly and make sure that all the players are looked after in and out of the building, and it’s unfortunate that those three players missing.”

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After Tuesday's loss to Forest Green Rovers, Stockdale confirmed Broadbent had also tested positive.

He added: "We’ve had another case of Covid in the week with George Broadbent, so he’s missing now after a positive test. It’s tough at the minute but we’ve got to keep fighting."